Articles from Dr Ann Limb CBE DL

Tackling barriers to learning for disadvantaged students

On Tom Bewick’s topical and timely #SkillsWorld LIVE show last week (Episode 7, 22 October 2020), he asked the question ‘Are we doing enough for disadvantaged learners?’ The short and simple answer from his interviewees was an unequivocal no based on the experience of those of us involved in running social mobility charities and youth unemployment organisations: Laura-Jane Rawlings CEO, Youth Employment UK and myself, founder of FE’s only social mobility charity, the Helena Kennedy Foundation. All of us have experience of working with students for whom the barriers to learning are raised so high that their disadvantages can only be overcome through access to multiple and targeted interventions. The disproportionate impact of Covid on those most marginalised and disadvantaged in society has made the need to address this issue more relevant and more urgent than ever before – so below are four actions of what works and what we could do more of, with examples drawn from the Helena Kennedy Foundation (the HKF).

South East Midlands LEP head Ann Limb on FE's unique opportunity

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If not now, when? This is the moment for a skills revolution

Five ‘big ideas’ which are vital to ensure the UK skills sector is able to play the critical role it should in post Covid19 recovery  The last few years have seen a period of worldwide social, political, and cultural upheaval. Change has been, and will continue to be, shaped by Brexit, Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, underpinned by a growing awareness of climate change and rapid digitalisation.

Ann Limb shares some tips on how Providers can engage with their local LEP

Dr Ann Limb, Chair of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) shares some tips on how Training Providers can get more involved with their local LEP's. 

Have faith in the transforming power of FE

Transforming power of FE: Equality, Education and Equity = Philanthropy

Ann Limb calls for FE Leaders to pick up the LGBT+ baton

It’s time for FE Leaders to pick up the LGBT+ baton I can’t consciously recall the moment I knew I was able to love, romantically, both men and women.

A unique approach to FE skills in one of the UK’s most important corridors

All Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Innovation Corridor (UKIC) brings together further education, business, council leaders and industry experts from London to Peterborough all intent on one thing: ensure its local population has the skills to benefit from the economy of the future.

Collaborating across #FE and beyond to honour and celebrate all diversity

Someone once described me as ‘an entrepreneur with public sector values’.

LEPs put skills and productivity at the heart of their strategic thinking

There's not a single one of the 39 LEPs that hasn't put skills and productivity at the heart of its strategic thinking about the future economic development of its local functional geography.

Vocational Diplomas should contain faith tests in the curriculum

Vocational Diplomas should contain faith tests in the curriculum, according to a recent report identifying student and staff attitudes towards culture.

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